Israel falls back into political crisis after Knesset dissolves

The Knesset was dissolved again as no deal was found on the budget, plunging the country into political turmoil again.


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The Knesset, Israel's parliament, was dissolved on Monday evening due to the lack of a budget deal.

The Israelis are therefore being called to the polls once again.

Legislative elections should be held in March.

It will be the fourth election in less than two years.


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With our correspondent in Jerusalem,

Sami Boukhelifa

The respite was short-lived for the Israelis.

The unity government, born last spring, following an agreement between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his great political opponent Benny Gantz, will not have passed the new year.

Stay in power at all costs


Israel deserves the gold medal for political instability

 ,” comments Israeli political scientist Yohanan Plesner.

During an online conference, Tuesday in Jerusalem, this connoisseur of Israeli politics explains: " 

it is Benjamin Netanyahu who is at the origin of this new crisis


And he drives home the point: " 

the situation will never be able to improve as long as he remains in power 


But the problem is precisely there: Benyamin Netanyahu, prefers to call new elections and try to stay in power, rather than cede his place at the head of the executive in 2021, as agreed in the governance agreement concluded with his rivals a few months ago.

And if the Prime Minister clings to his post, it is because he has

to face justice

from January 2021. Accused of corruption, Benjamin Netanyahu prefers to be still in power when he appears before the judges.


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